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♪ miscalculation, house speaker john boehner facing a republican revolt, after his debt ceiling plan comes up short. border incursion, tense moments as dozens of mexican soldiers cross over into texas. and deadly landslides. at least 17 people are killed after torrential rains pound south korea. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. >> it is back to the drawing board for speaker of the house john boehner. the debt debate has boehner not only knocking heads with the white house but with members of his own party and now he's been
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forced to put off a plan to raise the debt limit. danielle knottingham, what is this all about? >> reporter: they say the cuts in his package for raising the debt limit are not as advertised so he's getting heat from conservatives on capitol hill. democrats are declaring his legislation won't get through the senate, so house speaker john boehner is starting from square one. lawmakers will have to wait another day to vote on house speaker john boehner's debt ceiling plan. house members were supposed to take up the measure today, but boehner is scrambling to rewrite it after budget officials determined the proposal would not cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit as promised. >> we think there are real problems with this plan. >> reporter: the delay could give boehner more time to rally votes. the plan still faces a dead end in the senate. >> democrats will not vote for it. democrats will not vote for it.
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democrats will not vote for it. >> reporter: the white house says president obama will veto boehner's plan if it reaches his desk. instead the president is leaning towards senate majority leader harry reid's proposal. >> i think the president made clear the option that the majority leader put forward was a better option than the speaker of the house put forward. >> reporter: reid's plan announced the government would keep going through 2013 but neither proposal includes tax increases, something president obama said he wants. >> it does not contain within it up front revenues, and guess what? that's a compromise. >> reporter: with an august 2nd deadline looming, lawmaker's aren't just up against the clock. following president obama's plea monday night, americans have been jamming the phone lines on capitol hill, urging congress to get the job done. >> how may i help you? >> so it will be a busy day here on capitol hill.
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john boehner's office is going to try to rally support for his new rewritten legislation, and his office says this time, they promise to make sure the spending cuts exceed the amount they want to raise the debt limit, betty. >> want to get that math right. danielle knottingham in washington, thank you. on the "cbs moneywatch," growing nervousness over the risk of a downgraded u.s. credit rating. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and so much more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, betty. asian markets wallowed this morning. japan's nikkei closed down 0.5% and hong kong's hang seng was slightly lower. the debt gridlock in washington pulled stocks on wall street lower once again. the dow fell 91 points yesterday while the nasdaq slipped almost 3. the debt debate that's paralyzed washington has increased the likelihood of an unprecedented downgrade of the u.s. credit rating. a managing director of the credit rating agency standard&poor's said there is a 50% possibility of a downgrade.
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standard & poor's executives will testify before congress today. billionaire investor george storro is closing his fund to outside investors. it will be managed for only his family. it accounts for nearly all of the $26 billion fund. the largest county in alabama, jefferson county, is on the verge now of filing for bankruptcy. it would be the largest municipal bankruptcy ever in the united states. the county is $3 billion in debt linked to a corruption plagued sewer rehabilitation project, a vote on filing for bankruptcy could come as early as tomorrow. betty, here's a bottle of wine that could bankrupt just about anybody. check it out, the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold, a bottle of 1811 chateau d'kim left over from napoleon.
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the man plans to drink it in 2017 and it cost him $123,000. >> with that kind of money you have to wait to drink it in. >> i couldn't wait. i have no patience. >> that must be some kind of celebration. ashley morrison in new york thank you. now to a border incursion. 33 mexican soldiers crossed the u.s. border without authorization yesterday afternoon. they drove over the donna rio bravo bridge. there was no gunfire for injuries reported but it's not exactly clear what the mexican soldiers were doing. >> i can tell you that they were conducting their work that they do as military and somehow they lost sight of the boundary line and entered u.s. territory. >> the mexican army says their soldiers were on patrol and once they were on the bridge they had to continue because the turnaround was on the american side. the u.s. is warning
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americans traveling abroad. the state department said on tuesday al qaeda and terror groups are still planning attacks and retaliation for the department of osama bin laden back in may. the u.s. is also warning americans to avoid demonstrations in the american world. a series of hearing on the radicalization of american muslims. congressman peter king heads the investigation. more than 40 americans have joined the al qaeda linked organization in somalia. a second top official in afghanistan has been assassinated. a suicide bomber killed the mayor of kandahar in his office today. officials say he hid the explosive in his turban. two weeks ago a security guard killed the powerful half brother of president hamid karzai. residents in parts of massachusetts are cleaning up following a series of strong
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storm. heavy rain with wind gusts as high as 60 miles per hour battered the area on tuesday. hundreds of trees and power poles were brought down, cutting electricity to thousands. one person was killed and several homes damaged. >> it took out our living room, our kitchen, bedroom, a deck and a swimming pool. >> deadly tornadoes struck the same area last month, causing millions of dollars in damage. oregon congressman david wu is resigning over allegations he had an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. wu says the encounter was conkens sul but will leave office after the resolution of a debt ceiling issue. he is the second democrat in the last six weeks to resign following a sex scandal. the lawyer for the norwegian accused of mass murder tries to explain why his client did it. the latest on the deadly landslides in south korea. first bob schieffer has a preview of tonight's "cbs
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nuclear ambition. just three survivors are recovering this morning after a plane crash in more rack co. at least 78 people were killed when the military transport plane slammed into a mountain in bad weather. there was thick fog when the aircraft crashed with 81 people aboard. the crash is morocco's worst known air disaster since 1973. in oslo, norway, police sealed off a train station to investigate an abandoned suitcase. meanwhile a lawyer questioned his client's sanity. elizabeth palmer reports. >> he believes, he believes that he is in a war. >> reporter: the attorney did his best to explain the inexplicable, why his client, anders bearing breivik massacred 76 people. >> he said it was necessary to start a war here in europe and the western world. he's sorry it was necessary but
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it was necessary. >> reporter: necessary, breivik argues in his online manifesto to trigger a war against muslims and immigration. >> this whole case has indicated he's insane. >> reporter: breivik's murderous rampage last value was aimed squarely at the liberal values of norway's ruling party. he bombed the government offices and high on drugs to keep himself strong and awake he drove to the island of utoyah and gunned down scores of the party's best and brightest. breivik was cold his lawyer said and asked how many people he'd killed low lipistad didn't tell him. >> he said he was part of an international organization. he said there are several cells throughout the western world. >> reporter: police are now investigating those claims. breivik meanwhile is in jail in solitary confinement, unable to see how norwegians reacted to
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the worst atrocity on their soil since world war ii with compassion and commitment to the democratic values he hoped to destroy. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. straight ahead your wednesday morning weather and in sports, the phillies are flying around the bases as they take on the san francisco giants. ooo whatcha got there? uh oh, sesame stir fry from lucky dynasty. oh, me too! but mine's lean cuisine, so no preservatives. [ female announcer ] lean cuisine has 90 dishes with no preservatives and quality ingredients like farm-picked broccoli and tender white meat chicken. lean cuisine. [ male announcer ] it can open doors, it can erase boundaries and hold its ground. it can even the score
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in some cities around the country. new york sunny 87. miami partly cloudy 9037 chicago thunderstorms there 90 degrees. dallas is a sunny 104, and l.a. sunny and 80 degrees. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows a few clouds lingering over new england. the gulf coast is dealing with storms, heavy thunderstorms can also be found in the southwest and northern plains and the west coast has a stretch of clear skies. later today, temperatures will once again be in the 100s in the southern plains. scattered thunderstorms can be found along the gulf coast as well as in the northern plains where heavy rain, hail and flash flooding could cause some damage. in sports the pirates and braves play a double header in one game. the game went 19 innings and lasted 6 hours 39 minutes and ended on a horrible call. julio lugo looks likes he's clearly tagged out at home but the ump calls him safe.
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the braves beat the pirates 4-3. in philadelphia chase utley tags one deep off of center, rounds the bases, the relay comes in strong to the plate but he dives head first around the tag, check it out, for an in-the-park homer. look at that. phillies beat the giants 7-2. the michael phelps came up short again in the final of the men's 200 freestyle he took the silver medal after being nipped at the minutish by ryan lachey. one of the most innovative freestyle skiers died. jeret peterson invented the hurricane. last year he son a silver medal at the vancouver olympics. police say he committed suicide.
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. a severe storm system will track slowly through the northern plains. the west coast has mainly sunny skies and there will be more triple-digit heat in the southern plains. here's another look at this morning's top stories. a republican revolt forces house leaders to postpone a vote on a debt ceiling plan because it won't cut as much as promised. speaker john boehner says he will rewrite the bill. and nearly three dozen mexican soldiers cross over into texas. mexican officials say the
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soldiers were on a bridge and had to go to the american side in order to make a u-turn. all right, so happy meals will soon be a little healthier. after being blamed for helping cause childhood obesity mcdonald's is changing its popular kids meal. will children be happy about it? michelle miller reports. >> reporter: mcdonald's is putting the happy meal on a diet but some of its biggest fans are not thrilled. >> why not? >> i don't like happy. >> reporter: parents might be. starting in september, apples and a smaller serving of french fries will be standard fare in every happy meal. happy meals average 503 calories. the new meal cuts that 20% to about 400 calories. >> we've actually been looking at this and testing it in various formats over the last two years. we think now is absolutely the right time to do it. >> crisscross! >> reporter: happy meals are a key part of mcdonald's marketing
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to kids. accounting for 8% of total sales. consumer groups have long criticized the chain for using toys that come with meals as a way to hook children on what it calls unhealthy food. san francisco banned fast food meals that included toys unless the meals met certain nutritional guidelines. >> i'm all for it, so when they do get it, they're getting less calories than they should. >> reporter: consumer surveys almost always say customers want healthier food choices but studies have also shown when it comes to voting with their wallets, it's often a different matter. ryan elbelle of new york university studied the city's mandatory posting of calorie counts on menus but found it had little impact on eating habits. >> we're not seeing it at a population level people are using it in a way that's going to transform obesity thus far. >> reporter: mcdonalds will transform its menu cutting salt by 15% by 2015.
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the apple slices will be in all 14,000 restaurants by next spring. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. it's getting just batty in austin, texas. i want you to take a look at this. about 1 million bats are coming out earlier than ever to hunt for bugs. officials say the drought is forcing them to change their eating habits. used to live in austin, it's quite a sight. then there's this, a thief tried to make a quick withdrawal from an atm in louisiana. security camera video shows him smashing through the wall of a store with a backhoe but he couldn't get the cash out of the machine, so he left without taking anything. and the butter sculptures are drawing big crowds at the ohio state fair. in a tradition that started over 100 years ago, a cow and calf carved from butter are hugely popular. this year there's a sculpture of an astronaut in the space shuttle. now that is impressive.
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this morning on "the early show," how americans are making their voices heard about the stalled debt talks. i'm betty nguyen. this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] you do so much... to stay healthy. but did you know fiber choice can help support your overall well-being? every tasty tablet has prebiotic fiber from fruits and veggies... that lets your good bacteria thrive and helps support your immune system.
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4:25 here and so are we. good morning, welcome to 9news now, today is wednesday, jewel 27th. i'm mike hydeck. >> and i'm surae chinn, thank you for joining us, angie will have traffic and howard, we are
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looking pretty good? >> yeah, we are. we are. >> what else is new? >> you're over there, aren't you? as long as it's a nice gesture if you don't mind. we know the other one. weather-wise, nice day today. humidity levels still going to be down but tomorrow it comes back, the muggies will be back, the heat will be back. the high heat. to the weather graphics and talk about today. daylight today get the sunscreen on. noon we'll be in the mid 80s with plenty of sunshine and right now still 81 here at at reagan national airportment pretty quiet overnight. had a weak little boundary push through, isolated shower hit southern maryland and lower parts of the dell mar, but otherwise all is quiet. 70s and 60s in frederick and cumberland. winchester is 72. but look how warm the water is.
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it's 80 at pax river and 81 at national over the potomac and la pl ata this morning at 75. a fairly pleasant went, but high -- wednesday, but high heat and humidity will return tomorrow. now angie is in with yours first look at timesaver traffic. thank you very much. hello everybody, halfway through the 4:00 hour. of course green light stays on, no way jr. incidents to tell you about. on the outer loop watch for work there between new hampshire avenue and university. on the inner loop, between university and annapolis road. moving over to 95 headed northbound, and southbound in maryland, at 198, that's where the construction zone is. 270 we also have a work zone out near route 80 to look out or. into virginia, 66 the construction between 193 and
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nutley, and finally the capital beltway in virginia, holding steady between route 23 and 27. all of this should be clearing within the next hour. mike, surae? back to you. here's a look at the stories this morning. the suspect in the deadly atracks in norway says he sees himself as a savior. >> that's coming from 32-year- old anders breivik's attorney. he confessed to both crimes but he pleaded not guilty to the terrorism charges against him. breivik said he was trying to start a war against democracy and the muslims in the world. north korea is calling for a peace treaty with the united states. this comes after a senior diplomat visited new york to try to restart nuclear
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disarmament talks. north korean officials believe a peace treaty officially ended the korean war could go a long way to solving the dispute. the court case in the assault case of dominique strauss-kahn has been put off now until august 23rd. the former head of the international monetary fund was accused of trying to rape a hotel maid in new york city. the case was weakened after their the woman lied about her background. congressman david woo is resigning in the wake of allegations he had a sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. the 56-year-old will resign of the debate over the debt ceiling i understand. democratic -- ends. democratic leaders had calls for a house investigation of woo. the house is waiting

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